Living Life

People living with HIV
leading healthy & self-directed lives

The Aliveness Project is OPEN today, January 28 and all services are available!

Be Your Authentic Self

Life, Not Just Survival

Be Supported

About The Aliveness Project

Everyone should have the opportunity to lead a healthy, self-directed life, and people living with HIV should not feel stuck, isolated, or stigmatized.

The Aliveness Project was founded as a community center for and driven by people living with HIV. For over 30 years, we have been facilitating connection to community, offering nutrition & wellness services, and linking our members to resources to lead fulfilling & healthy lives.

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A Safe Place of Support

"Aliveness has been a support in healthcare, both mental and physical and has given me a place to join a community and further my leadership skills.

My life is healthier, less scary, and highly empowered because of The Aliveness Project."

- Alex

A Community of Friends

"I volunteer to honor my friend Marc, who died 20 years ago from complications related to AIDS. Volunteering has given me a community and I was welcomed from the very beginning.

Volunteering at Aliveness also pushes me to learn more about the issues that people living with HIV face, like addiction, mental health, and housing." 

- Peggy

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Benefits
for our members

Meals & Food Shelf

Our  Dining Room is the heart of our community. Hot, scratch-cooked meals are available six days a week and specifically prepared to benefit people living with HIV.

Our Food Shelf is open four days a week and members can visit monthly and select up to 60 pounds of groceries.

Integrative Therapy

Useful therapies such as

Acupuncture
Massage
Chiropractic Care
Talk Therapy

Provided to members at no cost in a clean, comfortable space where members can relax and receive the full benefits of these therapies.

Nutritional Therapy

Full-time dietitian who specializes in HIV related nutrition needs offering:

Body composition analysis
Nutrition coaching
Linkage to state nutrition programs
Menu planning and creation of shopping lists
Care coordination with other health care professionals

Case Management

Linking members to resources to restore or sustain stability including:

Medication assistance
Health insurance and benefits
Housing resources
Sex/HIV education
Employment
Chemical use and mental health resources

Member Services

Maximizing the member experience and helping members connect to community through:

Free tickets to cultural and sporting events
Fun and educational activities at the community center

Know your status

Get tested to find out if you are living with HIV. Aliveness offers testing during regular business hours.

Become a member

1. Fill out the form and provide proof you are living with HIV

2. Come to our community center at 3808 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis

3. Gain access to member benefits, resources, and community

Support or Volunteer

We have an active, large family of supporters at The Aliveness Project. Many of our supporters do some or all of the following:

  • Raise funds through Dining Out For Life and other events
  • Volunteer at our community center
  • Raise awareness about HIV/AIDS
  • Advocate at the local, state, and national level

Newsletter & Updates

Meet & Greet with Executive Director Candidates

December 27, 2018

Thank you all for your continued support of Aliveness as we get closer to the finish line in our journey to secure an Executive Director. The help of members, staff, volunteers, donors, and the amazing talent of kpCompanies has truly paid off. Our search ended with 42 total resumes received, 26 potential candidates, and 23 applicants interviewed…

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Minnesota Lynx Volunteer At Aliveness

December 27, 2018

The Lynx volunteered at The Aliveness Project for the Holiday Gift Program last Wednesday and made a video about their experience. Thank you to everyone who made the 29th year of the Holiday Gift Program special for our members!

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Upcoming Events

Feb
16
Sat
BRUNCH
Feb 16 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Meals are free for members, no reservation required. Each meal features a nutritious entrée, salad bar, soup, beverages and dessert. Children under 12 may eat free when accompanied by a parent who is a member.

 

Park House Reunion
Feb 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Aliveness members who went to Park House before it closed in 2018 are welcome to meet up with other participants and staff in the dining room and lobby from 11 am – 12:30 pm.

“Ham Time” Youth Art Group
Feb 16 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Local group Madame of the Arts runs a queer/trans art group for youth ages 12-21 called “Ham Time.” Ham Time meets monthly on the third Saturday at Aliveness when the building is closed to members and the general public.

For more information, contact Brad Bryan, Care Linkage & Outreach Manager, at brad@aliveness.org, ext. 209.

Feb
17
Sun
CLOSED
Feb 17 all-day

The Aliveness Project is CLOSED for all services on Sundays.

Feb
18
Mon
LUNCH:
Feb 18 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Meals are free for members, no reservation required. Each meal features a nutritious entrée, salad bar, soup, beverages and dessert. Children under 12 may eat free when accompanied by a parent who is a member.

DINNER
Feb 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Meals are free for members, no reservation required. Each meal features a nutritious entrée, salad bar, soup, beverages and dessert. Children under 12 may eat free when accompanied by a parent who is a member.

FREE TICKETS: “Show X” Improv Comedy at Huge Theatre
Feb 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Members, call the Front Desk (612) 822-7946 for free tickets to an improv comedy show at Huge Theatre in Uptown on Saturday, Feb. 16!

Feb
19
Tue
LUNCH:
Feb 19 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Meals are free for members, no reservation required. Each meal features a nutritious entrée, salad bar, soup, beverages and dessert. Children under 12 may eat free when accompanied by a parent who is a member.

DINNER
Feb 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Meals are free for members, no reservation required. Each meal features a nutritious entrée, salad bar, soup, beverages and dessert. Children under 12 may eat free when accompanied by a parent who is a member.

Board Meeting @ The Aliveness Project Conference Room
Feb 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Interested in joining our Board? The Board of Directors of The Aliveness Project is seeking qualified individuals to serve as new Board members. Board members serve two-year terms and will involve serving on committees and volunteer work (such as helping with fundraising events, etc.) Individuals with experience in human resources, legal, financial or fundraising are encouraged to apply.

Contact Person: Amy Moser, Executive Director, 612-822-7946, ext. 201, amy@aliveness.org